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All About The Stinkin LCDs -

 

One of the most frequent questions we get is about getting a serial LCD to work with an Arduino.  This week, we are going to take a look at a typical LCD, the backpack that is added to them to make them serial and then the most common problem people have with getting them to work.

We will also take a look at a 7 inch touchscreen running on an UUDO that is running android.

Below is the code for the I2C scanner.  If you are looking for the I2C library you can get it from our Github at: https://github.com/netnutmike/letsmakeit/tree/master/Libraries/i2cLCDZeobi

 

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I2C Scanner Sketch

/*############################## I2C ADDRESS SCANNER ##############################
       
       This sketch will scan every address on an I2C bus and output what addresses
       are in use.
       
       I created this sketch because there are so many different I2C serial to 
       parallel boards for LCD displays and they use a wide variety of addresses.
       Most of these LCD displays and boards are very poorly documented and it
       is a guessing game on teh address they used.
       
       To use this sketch just plug in your I2C device to the I2C bus and run the
       sketch.  Every 5 seconds it will scan the bus and output to the serial
       port what it is seeing.
       
       If you are in need of an I2C LCD backback for your parallel LCD or want an
       LCD with a backback already on it, you can get one of ours by going to
       http://zeobi.com.  Our LCD backpacks come with a default address but you
       can easily change the address if you have a conflict with the default
       address.  Something that is unique to our LCD backpacks.
      
 
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################################################################################*/
#include <Wire.h>
void setup() {
  Serial.begin (9600);
 
  Serial.println();
  Serial.println ("I2C scanner.....");
  Serial.println();
  Serial.println();
  
 
  Wire.begin();
  
}  
void loop() {
  byte count = 0;
  
  Serial.println ("I2C scanner. Scanning ...");
  count=0;
  
  for (byte i = 1; i < 120; i++)
    {
      Wire.beginTransmission (i);
      if (Wire.endTransmission () == 0)
        {
        Serial.print ("Found device at address: ");
        Serial.print (i, DEC);
        Serial.print (" (0x");
        Serial.print (i, HEX);
        Serial.println (")");
        count++;
        } 
    } 
    
  Serial.println ("Done.");
  Serial.print ("Found ");
  Serial.print (count, DEC);
  Serial.println (" device(s).");
  Serial.println();
  Serial.println();
  Serial.println();
  delay(5000);
}

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